Person:James Yarborough (1)

James Smith Yarborough
 
m. 10 MAR 1743
  1. James Smith Yarborough1745 -
  2. Richard Yarborough1747/48 -
  3. Elizabeth Yarborough1750 -
  4. William Yarborough1753 -
  5. Ossweld Yarborough1756 -
  6. Joseph Yarboroughabt 1758 - 1827
  • HJames Smith Yarborough1745 -
  • WMary Jordan - BEF 1796
m. ABT 1767
  1. Jordan Yarborough
  2. William YarboroughABT 1772 -
  3. Anna Smith YarboroughABT 1775 -
  4. Genevieve YarboroughABT 1775 -
  5. Dionisia YarboroughABT 1775 -
  6. James Smith Yarborough, Jr.ABT 1778 -
  7. Richard YarboroughABT 1788 -
m. 08 JUN 1800
  1. Diego Yarborough1801 -
  2. Joseph Yarborough1803 - BEF 1860
Facts and Events
Name James Smith Yarborough
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Sep 1745 Prince George, Virginia, United States
Marriage ABT 1767 , , , Va.,to Mary Jordan
Emigration[14] May 1773
Property[2] 24 May 1777 Adams, Mississippi, United StatesLand Grant
Property[3] 2 Jun 1777 "on the Mississippi", , , Louisiana,Land Grant
Property[2][15] 20 Oct 1777 Adams, Mississippi, United StatesLand Sale
Property[2][16] 21 Oct 1777 Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United StatesLand Sale
Property[4][17] 1778 Galvez Town, Ascension, Louisiana, United StatesLand Grant
Property[5][18] 9 Apr 1795 Bayou Lafourche, , Asm., Louisiana,Land Purch
Marriage 08 JUN 1800 St. Gabriel Ch., , Iberville, Louisiana,to Maria Antonia Del Carmen Perez
Property[6][19] 10 Nov 1803 Iberville, Louisiana, United StatesLand Sale
Other[7][20] 19 Nov 1803 Iberville, Louisiana, United StatesLegal
Property[8][21] 25 Aug 1806 Iberville, Louisiana, United StatesLand Purch
Property[9] 29 Feb 1808 Iberville, Louisiana, United StatesLand Sale
Other[10] 20 Jun 1809 Iberville, Louisiana, United StatesLegal
Census[22] 1810 Iberville, Louisiana, United States
Other[11] 3 Mar 1813 Iberville, Louisiana, United StatesLegal

No. 363 James Smith Yarbrough claims a tract of land situate in the county of Iberville, containing four hundred and fourty-five superficial acres, and adjoining on one side to land of Jordan and James Yarbrough. The claimant produces no manner of evidence whatever in support of his claim; and, although not claimed as a second concession, it appears to be immediately back of a tract claimed by him, and fronting on the bayou Manchack. It appears also that the land has never been inhabited or cultivated until since the 20 th Dec, 1803. We are of opinion that the claim ought to be rejected.

Petition for 400 acres of land on Boyd's Creek (British West Florida).

No. 364 - James Smith Yarbrough claims a lot of ground, situate in Galveztown, in the County of Iberville, and being No. 4.

 It appearing that the aforesaid lot of ground was inhabited and cultivated on and before the first day of October, 1800, and that the same continued to be inhabited and cultivated until on and after the 20th day of December, 1803:   Confirmed

No. 365 - James Smith Yarbrough claims a tract of land, situate on the bayou of Manchack, in the county of Iberville, containing 200 superficial arpents, and bounded on one side by land of John Tilano, and on the other by vacant land.

  This land was surveyed in the year 1704, by Charles Trudeau, Surveyor General, in favor of Joseph Ramirez, from whom the present claimant purchased; and the same having been inhabited and cultivated ever since the above period until on and after the 20th Dec. 1803:  Confirmed.
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References
  1. Chamberlayne, C. G. The vestry book and register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977), pp. 394-395.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Adams County, Mississippi. Chancery Clerk. Land Deed Records, Bk. B, pp. 275-80.

    West Florida.

    Pursuant to a Warrant from His Excellency Peter Chester Esquirer, Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of West Florida, to me directed bearing date the sixth day of May 1777, I have caused to be surveyed and laid out unto James Smith Yarborough a plantation or tract of land containing four hundred acres situated about seven miles below the White Cliffs south of the Natchez and about one mile from the upper end of an island in the River Mississippi on the east and west by vacant land and on the south by a lake, and hath such form and marks both natural and artificial as are fully represented in the Platt annexed, certified this twenty-fourth day of May Annoque Domini 1777.

    Ellias Durnford, Surveyor General

    George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth; To all to whom the Presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that we of our special Grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, do give and grant unto James Smith Yarbourough, his Heirs and Assigns, all that tract of land, situated about seven miles below the White Cliffs south of the Natchez and about one mile from the upper end of an island in the River Mississippi, on the east and west by vacant land, and on the south by a lake, in our Province of West Florida, and having such shape, form, and marks, both natural and artificial, as are represented in the Plat thereof, hereunto annexed, as drawn by our Surveyor General of Lands: which said tract of land contains Four Hundred Acres, and is bounded by the further Certificate hereunto further annexed, under the hand of our said Surveyor General of Lands in our said Province, may more fully and at large appear: Together with all woods, under woods, timber and timbers, trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters watercourses, profitts, commodities, hereditaments and appurtances whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in any way appertaining; Together also with the privilege of hunting, hawking, and fowling in and upon the same; and all mines and minerals; reserving to us, Our Heirs and Successors, all mines of gold and silver: To have and to hold the said tract of land and all and singular the premises hereby granted with the appurtances unto the said James Smith Yarborough, his Heirs and Assigns forever in free and common Soccage; yielding and having unto us, Our Heirs and Successors, or to the Receiver General of Our Quit Rents for the time being or to such other officer as shall be appointed to reveive ______ Quit Rent of one half penny sterling per acre at the Feast of St. Michael every year; the first payment to commence on the said Feast of St. Michael which shall first happen after the expiration of two years from the date hereof, or within fourteen days after the said Feast annually.

    [...continues on in great legal detail...]

  3. United States Congress. American State Papers: 8., Public Lands; 9., Claims: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 9v. (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1994), Vol. 1, p. 859.

    Original British grant of 400 A. on the Mississippi, dated 2 June 1777; later granted to the legal representatives of Charles Percy, deceased. Commissioners' Cert. No. 21, entered 26 April 1805. ("Register of the Land Office west of Pearl River, during the month of April, 1805, grounded on British and Spanish patents.")

  4. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Conveyances Original Acts, Book B, entry 46.

    Declaration of 8 Feb 1804, claimants of land in Galveztown. James Smith Yarbrough claims land granted 23 de Encro 1778.

  5. Toups, Kenneth B. (Kenneth Bourgeois). Assumption Parish, LA Original cahier records books 1 thru 5, 1786-1813, : translated and abstracted French land records from the time of the Valenzuela District (Spanish province) to the establishment of Lafourche County (territory of Orleans) to its separation into Assumption and Lafourche interior parishes (Louisiana statehood). (s.n.], c1991 (Thibodaux, La. : Audrey B. Westerman)), pg 22. Citing Act # 161 pg 125 [(5161) Presumably of Book 5.].
  6. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Conveyances Original Acts, Book B, entry 42.
  7. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Conveyances Original Acts, Book B, entry 34.
  8. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Conveyances Original Acts, Book C, entry 62.
  9. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Conveyances Original Acts, Book C, entry 68.

    James Smith Yarborough sells to William Yarborough for $100 a tract of land in the district of Galveztown, 200 acres more of less bounded in front by Bayou Manchac, below by Thomas Collian acquired by him from Joseph Ramelis.

  10. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Suit no. 165, Old Parish Court, Iberville Parish, La.

    James Yarbrough vs Peter Brown for $40 owed for a horse. Peter Brown contests that he was authorized to sell horse and returned the horse to the petitioner.

  11. Iberville Parish Clerk of Court, Conveyances Original Acts, Book E, entry 528.

    Thomas Durnford of New Orleans granted power of attorney by James Smith Yarbrough to demand, recover, and receive every and all persons of a family of negro slaves belonging to him.

  12.   First Settlers of the Louisiana Territory: Orleans Territory Grants from American State Papers, Class VIII, Public Lands. 2v. (Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson Books, c1983-), vol. 2, pg. 107.
  13.   First Settlers of the Louisiana Territory: Orleans Territory Grants from American State Papers, Class VIII, Public Lands. 2v. (Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson Books, c1983-), vol. 2, pg. 62.
  14. arrived in British West Florida with his wife, five children and his brother.
  15. This indenture made the twentieth day of October in the seventeenth year of the reign of our sovereign lord by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &tc, and in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, between James Smith Yarborough of the Natchez in the Province of West Florida, yeoman, and Mary his wife of the 1st part, and Charles Percey of the Natchez aforesaid, planter, of the other part: Witnesseth that the said James Smith Yarborough and Mary his wife for, and in consideration of, the sum of five shillings of good and lawful money of Great Britain to them in hand has the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have and each of them haqth bargained and sold and by these presents do and each of them do bargain and sell unto the said Charles Percey all that tract of land situate, lying, and being about seven miles below the White Cliffs south of the Natchez and about one mile from the upper end of an island idn the River Mississippi, and on the east and west by vacant lands and on the south by a lake which said tract of land contains by actual survey contains four hundred acres, which said tract of land were by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Province aforesaid bearing date the second day of June 1777, granted to the said James Smith Yarborough his heirs and assigns relation being thereunto had [...missing...] and of every part thereof to have and to hold the said tract of land and all and singular the premises herein mentioned and hereby intended to be bargained and sold with their and every of their appurtances unto the said Charles Percey, his executors, administrators, and assigns, from the day before the day of the date hereof, for an during one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully and to be completed and ended yielding and paying therefore at the end of the said term the rent of one peppercorn only (if the same be lawfully demanded) to the intent that by the viurtue of these presents and bhy the force of the statute for transferring uses into possession the said Charles Percey may be in the actual possession of the said premises and be thereby enabled to accept and take a grant and reversion of the inheritance thereof to him, his heirs and assigns forever, in witness whereof the parties to these presents haqve set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

    Sealed and delivered in the presence of us:
    Nehemiah Carter
    J.W. Williams

    James Smith Yarborough
    Mary Yarborough
  16. This indenture made the 21st day of October in the seventeenth year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the Third, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &tc, and in the year of our lord 1777, between James Smith Yarborough of the Natchez, yeoman, and Mary his wife of the 1st part; and Charles Percy of the Natchez aforesaid in the Province of West Florida, planter, of the other part: Witnesseth that the said James Smith yarborough and Mary his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred Spanish milled dollars to them or either of them in hand paid by the said Charles Percy at and before the sealing & delivery of these presents, so clearly acquit and disharge the said Charles Percy his executors & administrators by these presents, have and each of them hath given, granted, aliened, released, and confirmed, and by these presents do and each of them doth give, grant, alien, release, and confirm unto the said Charles Percy, his heirs and assigns, all that tract of land situate, lying, and being about seven miles below the White Cliffs south of the Natchez and about one mile from the upper end of an island in the River Mississippi, and on the east and west by vacant land and on the south by a lake, which said tract of land contains by actual survey four hundred acres (and was by letters patent under the Great Seal of the Province aforesaid bearing date the second day of June 1777) granted to the said James Smith Yarborough, his heirs and assigns, reference to the said letters patent recorded in the Secretary's office of the said Province in Lib. A, No. 3, page 279, being had made more fully and at large appear together with all and singular the homes, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, orchards, gardens, commons, commons of pasture, ways, waters, water, watercourses, profitts, commodities, hereditiments, and appurtances whatsover to the said tract of land belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith used, occupied, or enjoyed, or accepted, reputed, or taken as part, parcel, or member thereof (all of which said premises now are in the actual possession of the said Charles Percy by virtue of one indenture of bargain and sale to him thereeof made for the term of one whole year, bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents, and made between the said parties to this presents & by virtue of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and all the estate, rights, title, [...illigible...] of them the said James Smith Yarborough & Mary his wife of, in, and to the said premises, and part or parcel thereof and the reversion & reversions thereof, remainder & remainders thereof, rents, issues & profitts thereof, and every part thereof, to have an to hold the said tract of land and all and singular the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be hereby granted, aliened, released, & confirmed, and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtances, unto the said Charles Percy, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Charles Percy, his heirs and assigns, forever, and the said James Smith Yarborough and Mary his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, qand every of them do covenant, grant, and agree to and with the said Charles Percy his heirs and assigns and every of them by these presents in manner and form following (that is to say), that they, the said James Smith Yarborough and Mary his wife, for and not withstanding any act, matter, or thing whatsoever had, made, done, or executed or wittingly or willingly committed or suffered to be made, done, or executed by them the said James Smith Yarborough & Mary his wife to the contrary now are and stand rightfully, lawfully, and absolutely seized of the said tract of land and of all and singular other premises herein before mentioned or hereby intended to be granted, aliened, released, and confirmed and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtances or a good, sure, and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple, and that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Charles Percy his heirs and assigns from time to time and all times inafter, according to the purport, true intent, and meaning of these presents, peacably and quietly to enter into and upon and also to have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy to his and their only proper use, and behoof forever the aforesaid tract of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned, meant, or intended to be hereby granted, aliented, released, and confirmed, and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtances without any lawful or equitable lett, suit, trouble, denial. molestation, disturbance, claim, or demand whatsoever of them the said James Smith Yarborough and Mary his wife their heirs and assigns, or any other person or persons whosover, claiming or to claim any estate, right, title, or interest of in to or out of the said premises, or any part thereof by from or under the said James Smith Yarborough or Mary his wife, and lastly that they the said James Smith Yarborough and Mary his wife, their heirs and assigns, and all and every other person or persons having or lawfully claiming or which shall or may at any time or times hereafter have or claim any lawful estate, right, titile, or interest, of in to or out of the said tract of land and all and singular the premises herein before mentioned, meant, or intended to be hereby granted, aliened, released, and confirmed, with their [...missing...].

    Sealed and delivered in the presence of us, Nehemiah Carter and J.W. Williams.

    James Smith Yarborough
    Mary Yarborough

    [receipt for $300 follows]
  17. Declaration of 8 Feb 1804, claimants of land in Galveztown. James Smith Yarbrough claims land granted 23 de Encro 1778.
  18. Louis Stevens sells to Jimee Yabrelle for $300 a tract of land containing six arpents frontage located on the left bank of Bayou Lafourche, bounded above by Louis Hacher and below by Louis Hacher.
    signed: James Smith Yarbrough
  19. James Smith Yarbrough of Galveztown sells land to Samuel Flowers of Bayou Sara. Recorded 19 Nov 1803.
  20. Samuel Flowers sells slaves to James Smith Yarbrough, William Yarbrough, and James Smith Yarbrough, Jr. [in exchange for the land]
  21. Joseph Ramelis sells to James Smith Yarbrough a tract of land on Bayou Manchac containing 200 acres for $100. Recorded 9 Feb 1808. Witnessed by William Yarbrough.
  22. James Smith Yarborough
    2 males under 10
    1 male 26-45
    1 male over 45
    1 female over 45